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Weight Loss Secrets


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Dan Clay
Dangerously Fit
1800 791 446


Table of Contents

Fat Loss Secrets You Can Use today!
Expert tips on how to eat your way to your goals…...…………….6

How to Lose Fat with Strength Training
Crank up your metabolism and burn loads of calories!.................12

The Biggest Lie The Fitness Industry Fed You on Fat Burning!
Cardiovascular training – Fat burning done the right way………15


If you’re like the majority of people that are trying to lose weight,
tone up and get fit, you’ve probably read countless weight loss
books and tried all the fad diets. As you probably know by now
those fad diets don’t work, do they? And if you are one of the
lucky ones to lose some weight while on the diet, how long do you
manage to keep it off? As long as you stay on the diet right? As
soon as you come off the diet you’ll put it all back on, and then
And then there’s the fat loss supplement industry, how many
miracle pills have you popped? How many weight loss shakes have
you already drank? When you fail on these as most people do you
feel it’s your fault, right? In reality it’s not your fault. The weight
loss industry is making a fortune at your expense by feeding you
rubbish and misleading you, they know how much you want to
change the way you look and feel.
The truth is the majority of people just don’t know how to eat
properly. We all know we should eat 5-9 servings of fruit and
vegetables everyday but how many people do? 95% of Australians
are undernourished and you are probably one of them.
When you think of someone being undernourished you
immediately see images of people starving in Africa, but in reality
if your overweight you’re actually undernourished. Because you
keep putting the wrong foods into your body, you’re body keeps
sending you signal’s that you’re still hungry. If you ate foods that
are high in nutritional content your body will stop craving the vital
nutrients it needs, and you’ll be closer to your perfect weight!


This report is normally worth $29.99 because the information
contained inside is truly powerful if applied correctly and
consistently. As a gift I’m giving it to you for free. It’s the
accumulation of years of Personal Training experience, reading all
the latest information the fitness industry has to offer, testing out
and applying what really does work!
Now, you may be asking yourself why I am giving away all of
these fat loss secrets for free. It’s because I’m a firm believer of
you reap what you sow and hopefully this will go towards helping
you reach some of your fitness and weight loss goals.
Below I have listed some guidelines that will help kick start your
weight loss regimen and put you on the road to living a healthier
life. Obviously these are just are a few of the many things that you
can do to help you lose weight, but if you apply and make these
changes to your daily lifestyle, you can be free from the hype and
propaganda and on your way to a new you.

Fat Loss Secrets You Can Use Today!
Fat loss tip # 1 – Eat low GI foods.
Eat foods that are low on the GI index. Put Simply, The Glycemic
Impact Index (GI) of a food tells you whether the carbohydrate in
the food is fast or slow releasing. Eating foods that have a high GI
rating causes your insulin levels to rise, it’s a known scientific fact
that your body has trouble burning fat when your insulin levels are
elevated. Foods that are low GI will give you longer lasting energy
whereas high GI foods will give you a short burst of energy,
leaving you feeling hungry shortly afterwards. Avoid simple
sugars which are found in sweets, soft drinks, cakes, bread, bagels,
white pasta/rice and juices. Limit alcohol consumption. Instead get


the majority of your carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, beans
and brown rice.
Fat loss tip # 2 – Healthy Fats.
Not all fats are bad for you, the right kind of fats are essential for
optimal health and help reduce the risk cancer, heart disease,
Alzheimer’s and a host of other illnesses. Foods that are high in
saturated fat, which are found in animal based foods and Trans fats
which are in processed foods should be kept to minimum. Totally
eliminate fatty meats from your diet (bacon, sausages etc). If you
do eat meat, make sure it’s a lean cut. Make sure you eat plenty of
seeds, nuts, avocado’s and fish and be sure to take an omega 3
Fat loss tip # 3 - Drink plenty of water.
Two thirds of the human body consists of water, which makes it
our most vital nutrient. Water is necessary for the transportation of
essential vitamins and minerals as well as carbohydrates. If your
water intake is low you lose the ability to transport nutrients
through your body and substances such as urea, uric acid, ammonia
and other nasty matter begin to accumulate, leaving you feeling
If you don’t drink enough water your body will actually store more
water because it’s not sure how long it will have to wait for you to
drink again. So by drinking more water it’s actually possible to
lose 1-2 kg of bodyweight of stored fluid. Drinking a glass of
water before your meal can also help control your appetite and stop
you from overeating.
Fat loss tip # 4 - Eat 5-6 meals times a day.
Eating at regular intervals will keep your metabolism burning
strong throughout the day. You’re also less likely to binge eat, will
have stable energy levels and will burn more calories through
increased meal consumption (digestion burns calories). If you have
trouble eating 5-6 meals a day, try adding a meal replacement to


your diet, make sure its ‘whole food based’ so it has genuine
nutritional value.
Fat loss tip # 5 - Eat more fiber.
A diet that is high in fiber will aid in fat loss whether you’re eating
less calories or not. Fiber assists weight loss by releasing sugar into
the bloodstream slowly. High levels of sugar in the bloodstream
cause an insulin spike which will slow fat burning. Good sources
of fiber are found in whole grains, lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, fresh
fruit and vegetables. Avoid refined and overcooked foods.
Fat loss tip # 6 - Calorie deficit.
Through proper diet and regular exercise create a calorie deficit.
This simply means burning more calories than you’re consuming.
Keep a journal and get a calorie counter, you can record your diet
for free at www.fitday.com. How are you supposed to know how
many calories you’re putting into your body if you’re not keeping
track of what you’re eating and drinking? By creating a calorie
deficit you’ll be using energy from your energy stores (body fat).
The trick is not to create a calorie deficit that’s too high or your
body will think its starving and will begin too slow your
metabolism down, your focus should be on losing fat, not
necessarily weight. A too high calorie deficit can also cause a
reduction in lean muscle mass making it harder for you to lose
Fat loss tip # 7 – Weight training.
Muscle is the only tissue that is metabolically expensive. Therefore
increasing muscle mass will elevate your metabolism at rest, you’ll
burn more calories sitting behind your desk and whilst you’re
asleep, you will also burn a considerable more amount of energy
whilst you’re exercising through greater energy demand from the
increase in lean muscle.
Perform exercises that will give you the biggest return, compound
exercises such as deadlifts, squats, pushing and pulling exercises


and use a variety of combination lifts and circuits. Use drop sets
and superset’s and keep the rest period in between exercises to a
Fat loss tip # 8 - Consume more protein.
Eating protein will keep you fuller for longer, meaning you’ll
consume less overall calories in a day. Eating protein also makes
your digestive system work twice as hard as eating carbohydrates
and fat, so by eating more protein you’ll be burning more calories
through digestion (this is known as the thermic effect). One of the
biggest mistakes people make when dieting is that they lose muscle
as well as fat, which will in turn slow down their metabolism. By
eating plenty of protein and following a suitable weights program
this will ensure you maintain your muscle tissue. If you have
trouble consuming adequate amounts of protein, try supplementing
with a ‘whole food based’ protein drink.
Fat loss tip # 9 - Interval Training.
Interval training is the #1 cardiovascular exercise for weight loss.
It includes high intensity exercise (for10-60 seconds) broken up
with periods of low intensity exercise. The good thing with interval
training is that you burn more calories in a shorter amount of time.
So there’s no need to spend hrs pounding away on a treadmill, you
can be done in 20-25 mins and that's including your warm up and
cool down! This form of training will keep your metabolism
elevated for up to 24 hrs after you’ve finished training, through
E.P.O.C (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), so you’ll be
burning calories even while you’re sleeping.
Fat loss tip # 10 - Include a cheat day once a week!
Keep your body guessing and have a cheat day once a week. This
will stop your body from hitting a plateau and stop your
metabolism from slowing down. A cheat day is a good time to eat
the foods you’ve been craving throughout the week. No-one can
eat perfectly 100% of the time without cracking, so hold off any


foods that aren’t in your nutrition plan until this day. Having a
cheat day will allow you to be good for the other 6 day’s of the
week, (just don’t go too mad)!
Fat loss tip # 11 - Eat whole foods.
Whole foods have formed the basis of the human diet for millions
of years. In the last hundred or so years we have been subjected to
countless foods that are totally foreign to us. Much of what we call
food today (McDonalds, potato chips, sugar coated cereals, French
fries) are highly processed and have no nutritional value, these
foods will be stored as fat by your body. You are what you eat, if
you eat wholesome foods that are full of nutrients, your body has
all the raw materials it needs to keep you nourished and maintain a
weight that is ideal for you. Whole foods are foods such as fruits,
vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and whole grains all of which are
full of vitality. It is also a good idea to take a ‘whole food based’
supplement everyday. See www.juiceplus.com.au/+dc008284
Fat loss tip # 12 - Write your goals down.
On a piece of paper write down your goals, set yourself a
timeframe and look at it everyday. Make sure their realistic enough
for you to achieve but tough enough to make you work hard for
them. Every time you reach your goals, set new goals and
timeframes, this will help you stay motivated and maintain your
results. Having goals gives you a path to follow and something to
strive for.
Fat loss tip # 13 – Be around like-minded people.
Be around people that are going to give you the support you need.
Research shows that people who have the support from friends and
family stuck to their goals and those without support failed time
and again. If you’re around overweight people that are not dieting
what do you thinks going to happen?


That may seem a bit tough but how many millionaires do you see
hanging around with people who are penniless. Surround yourself
with what you want to become!
Fat loss tip # 14 – Be prepared.
The majority of us are so busy with everyday life that we don’t
have time to cook nutritious rich foods everyday. Preparing your
meals a week in advance is the key to good food choice. Take time
out to write a weekly shopping list, shop, and cook up a stack of
nutrient dense food on the Sunday night or whenever you have the
most time, put them in the freezer so that you don’t get caught
short later in the week.
Fat loss tip # 15 – Eat slower, smaller portions.
Research shows that if you eat slowly you’ll eat less. There is a
signal that goes off in the brain after about 20 minutes of eating
that tells you you’re full. Be sure to chew your food completely
and take breaks in between bites.
Reduce the size of your portions, even if your eating quality food,
too much of a good thing can make you put on weight, remember
weight loss tip # 6, you need to create a calorie deficit. Eating
more than you need will cause you to store fat.
Fat loss tip # 16 – Positive mindset.
You are what you think you are, visualize yourself walking round
looking and feeling exactly how you would like to and then take
the necessary action. Every time you look in the mirror visualize
what you want to look like and ask yourself what you’re going to
do today to become that person. Things may not always go your
way, losing weight can be tough, if you think it’s too hard you’ve
already lost the battle, stay positive and focused and you’ll


How to Lose Fat with Strength Training
Fat Loss Tip #17 - Total Body Workouts
If fat loss is your goal you need to train the whole body every
workout. The more exposure each muscle has to exercise the
bigger the adaptation it makes, so don’t just train each muscle once
a week. If you do train the whole body every workout just
remember to give yourself 48hrs rest between sessions to let you
body recover. Why train each muscle only once a week? Would
you do cardio once a week and expect results?
Fat Loss Tip #18 – Supersets
Superset means performing two different exercises in sequence
rather than doing all the sets of a particular exercise one after
another, e.g. squats then chin up’s. The good thing about using
supersets is that you are using different muscles in succession.
Each muscle gets a chance to recover while you work another
muscle, therefore you can decrease the rest periods which will
keep your heart rate high and supercharge your metabolism.
Another benefit of supersets is that your recovery rate will increase
and you can perform the same workout in a shorter amount of
Fat Loss Tip #19 – Big Bang for Buck Exercises
Use large compound exercises which use more than one muscle
group. These include squats, deadlifts, pushing and pulling
exercises, rotational movements and combination lifts. These Big
Bang exercises recruit a great deal more muscle than machine
weights and isolation exercises, which will in turn ignite your
metabolism. Isolation exercises such as bicep curls and leg
extensions only use one muscle group at a time.
Fat Loss Tip #20 – Use Free Weights and Cables
Every minute you spend in the gym needs to be time efficient so
don’t waist your time, stay away from machine weights. Machine


weights create muscle imbalances, do little to create a metabolic
response and require you to use few motor skills. Free weights and
cables will allow your muscles to move through a greater range of
motion and activate the stabilizing muscles. More muscles trained
equals more calories burned through increased lean muscle mass.
Fat loss Tip #21 – Strength Train First
Always do your strength training before you do your cardio
workout. If you perform your weights program first you will be
able to lift heavier for longer, meaning you’ll increase your lean
muscle tissue. As an added bonus your energy levels are low from
the weight training, therefore you’ll begin burning fat a lot quicker
when you do your cardio, maximizing on the afterburn effect.
Fat Loss Tip #22– Post Workout Shake
Consume protein and carbs within thirty minutes of putting your
last weight down, it’s not just what you do in the gym it’s how
well you can recover. Protein is the building block for muscle,
carbs help to transport it to where it needs to go, this alone can
make a huge difference.
Fat Loss Tip #23 – Rep ranges Between 8-12
Scientific studies show that training between 8-12 reps produces
the most significant gains in lean muscle tissue. This is extremely
beneficial since muscle is the only tissue that’s metabolically
expensive. Training with lightweights and large reps for fat loss is
a myth! The bottom line is the more lean muscle mass you
develop, the more calories you burn, the leaner you become and
the easier it becomes to stay lean.
Fat Loss Tip #24 – Short Rest Periods
It’s been scientifically proven that short rest periods between 30-60
seconds produce the most amounts of testosterone and growth
hormone. Growth hormone will help your muscles grow and helps
your body use fat for energy.


Ladies don’t worry about getting to “bulky” from weight training,
this is a myth you will become lean and toned. Women only have
about 1/10th the amount of testosterone men have the hormone
responsible for building muscle In addition men’s weight routines
and nutritional programs are usually designed specifically for
gaining muscle.

The Biggest Lie The Fitness Industry Fed You on Fat
Fat loss tip #25 –Cardio Training done the right way
There has been a great deal of miss-understanding for sometime as
to what type of cardiovascular training is best for losing body fat.
This is largely due to the fact that the obesity epidemic is a
relatively new phenomenon. It has only been in recent times that
we’ve really had to specialise in fat loss.
For years the fitness industry has been trying to copy other sports
like long distance running and bodybuilding, with the idea that
because these athletes are super lean this is how we must train.
This is a big mistake, it is not the same for the average person
trying to lose fat to copy the training of an athlete. Although
weight training and cardiovascular training are both essential for
fat loss, neither bodybuilding nor steady state cardio training are
the best form of exercise for fat loss!
To give you a better understanding of the basic principles of fat
loss, I am going to get a bit technical and have a crack at
explaining some common terms so frequently used in the fitness
Cardiovascular Training
Referring to the heart (cardio), blood, and blood vessels (vascular).
Also known as cardio, many people confuse aerobic training with

cardio training, although aerobic training is cardio, cardio training
can be either aerobic or anaerobic.
Aerobic Training
Oxygen-requiring. When you hear people talking about aerobic
training they are generally referring to low intensity endurance
activities such as jogging, swimming and cycling.
Anaerobic Training
Not requiring oxygen. An anaerobic environment lacks oxygen.
This usually refers to high intensity training such as sprinting and
weight training.
The whole range of biochemical processes that occur within us.
The term is commonly used to refer specifically to the breakdown
of food and its transformation into energy. Metabolism is largely to
do with the amount of muscle you carry, the more muscle you
carry the higher your metabolism. Creating a high metabolism is
the key to fat loss!

The Truth about Cardiovascular Training For Fat Loss
For the past few years there has been a lot of confusion as to how
to effectively train for fat loss. The main reason for this is largely
to do with past scientific research that had been conducted on the
effects of exercise on fat burning.
Research shows that when performing low intensity exercise
(aerobic) the body will take its energy from burning stored body
fat, whereas when performing high intensity exercise (anaerobic)
the body will take its energy from stored carbohydrates.
So based on this research people have focused all their training
around steady state aerobic training, believing this is the #1

training method for fat loss. This was a miss-interpretation of the
What the research didn’t take into account was the total number of
calories burnt during the course of the entire workout. Although
when exercising at low intensities the primary fuel source is stored
body fat, the actual total number of calories burnt in the workout
isn’t very much at all. Whereas when training at high intensities
you’ll burn significantly more calories in total, meaning you’ll
burn more stored body fat.

“The Fat Burning Zone”… Fact or Fiction?
“The fat burning zone” is where your heart rate stay’s between 5070% of its estimated maximum rate.
The TRUTH is there is no “fat burning zone”, the body’s preferred
source of energy is ALWAYS stored body fat unless you’re
exercising, so in theory your ALWAYS in the “fat burning zone”.
So if you’re always in the “fat burning zone” why go to the gym
and spend an hour walking on a treadmill with the misconception
that you’re training in the "fat burning zone"? You could save
yourself the bother and lay in bed and burn calories!
What has happened is that people have been exercising at an
intensity which is far too low for them, believing that they’re
training within the “fat burning zone” and not really burning many
calories or elevating the metabolism.
In addition, when performing low intensity exercises you’re only
burning calories whilst you’re performing the exercise, as soon as
you finish your workout you stop burning calories.


Aerobic training causes the body to reduce its release of the fat
burning hormones and enzymes, this is not good if you’re trying to
lose fat!
Another problem with aerobic training is that it encourages the
body to adapt by becoming more energy efficient, so the more you
do, the better your body adapts to it. This means that it takes less
energy to perform the same workout.
Although this sounds like a good thing, if you’re trying to lose
body fat, it’s not. A body that is energy efficient will make it
harder for you to lose fat, because for you to get the same training
response you’ll need to keep increasing the distance, you can only
increase the speed so much because you’ll get to a point where
your aerobic system will no longer be able to keep up, so your
body will switch to the anaerobic system, therefore you’ll be doing
anaerobic training anyway!
Why not just start off training in the anaerobic system if you’re
going to end up there anyway?

So what is high intensity training?...........
HIIT – (High Intensity Interval Training). Interval training is
short bouts(10-60 seconds) of high intensity exercise broken up
with periods of low intense exercise. The good thing with this is
that you can burn more calories in a shorter amount of time, so
there’s no need to spend 45-60 mins pounding away on a treadmill,
you can be done in 20-25 mins and that's including your warm up
and cool down.
When performing high intensity exercise you’re not only burning
considerably more calories whilst exercising, but you’ll also burn
heaps of calories after. Interval training will keep your metabolism
elevated for up to 24 hours after your workout has finished,
through what is known as EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen


consumption). So the total number of calories burnt from that
workout will be much higher.

Also as you become better at this form of training you can just
keep increasing the speed/time of the work interval or decrease the
amount of time of the rest interval.
Here is the original interval training and weight loss study from the
mid-90's. This study included a group of people doing 15 weeks of
interval training and another group doing 20 weeks of aerobic
The study showed the energy expended from the aerobic group
was 28661 calories. The total calories burned for the interval
training was less than half at 13614.
Although the interval training group burnt fewer calories they had
three times greater fat loss. This demonstrates that interval training
is the best way to increase the metabolism. That creating a high
metabolism is the most important factor when training for fat
Tremblay A, Simoneau JA, Bouchard C.
Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal
muscle metabolism.
Metabolism. 1994 Jul;43(7):814-8.
This type of training can be done anywhere, running/cycling in the
park, swimming in the pool, on any type of cardio equipment, on a
boxing bag or even roller blading if that’s your thing. Personally I
prefer to run. If you want to make things interesting, try
accelerating/decelerating and cutting and turning in different
directions, this will really crank the intensity up and hit your legs
hard. Interval training will only aid in fat loss though if it is


accompanied by a suitable weight training program and a well
balanced diet.
Reading this report will mean nothing to you if you don’t take
action and begin to implement some changes into your everyday
life, without taking action you’ll be stuck in a vicious circle of fad
diets and magic pills only to find yourself back where you started,
frustrated and confused. It’s up to you to make things happen and
to take control of your own health, don’t you think you’re worth it?
Take action TODAY! What are you going to do today to become
who you want to be?
Please forward this report to anyone you know trying to change their
body. If you have any questions regarding this report, any other health
related questions, or you would like to book your free consultation or
trial to one of my boot camps, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Wishing you the best of health
Dan Clay
Dangerously Fit
Tel: 1800 791 446


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